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29th state of India Declared- Telangana

Telangana timeline

1948: The Indian Army annexed princely state of Hyderabad, which had different regions including Telangana.

1950: Telangana became Hyderabad state with appointment of a senior administrator MA Vellodi as the chief minister.

1952: First elections were held in Hyderabad State. Burgula Ramakrishna Rao became the first elected chief minister.

Nov 1, 1956: Telangana was merged with Andhra State, which was carved out of Madras State, to form Andhra Pradesh, a united state for Telugu-speaking people.

1969: 'Jai Telangana' movement for separate statehood to Telangana began. Over 300 people killed in police firing.

1997: Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) supported demand for Telangana state and in 1998 elections promised 'one vote two states'.

2001: K. Chandrasekhara Rao floated Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to revive the Telangana movement.

2004: TRS fought elections in alliance with the Congress, won 5 Lok Sabha and 26 assembly seats. The UPA included the issue in its common minimum programme
and formed a three-member committee headed by Pranab Mukherjee.

So there is a lot of history behind Telangana. Good that they got what they wanted. Now lets move on for growth and development.


Cyborg Agent


Cyborg Agent
Well it's a bad descision IMO we a dividing country again as divided it during british rule.. indian politics believes in words like "deja Vu" "nostalgia"

AFAIK all other demands like for Vidarbha will rise from Graves

Extreme Gamer



Does a Bengali living in Punjab lose his/her cultural identity? What rationale does Telengana have to be separated from Andhra?

In India everyone is free to follow their cultures and religions as long as they do not try to hurt others.

By carving out Telangana the Congress led government party (even some allies are against it, not to mention the opposition from within), is giving impetus to Gorkhaland agitators, Kashmir separatists, and the like (there are at least 6-7 more such movements in the country).

The only reason the government is doing it is because they want to prevent BJP from establishing foothold in Andhra and also because they want to check their dwindling vote share.


Cyborg Agent
What rationale does Telengana have to be separated from Andhra?

It may be difficult for you to bring about a rationale of the decision made and reason the fight for the same within the state from outside.

In order to understand what it is for the people in the state, you need to be one among them.

You wont understand it even if someone explains the reasons. Because, it is more to do with peoples emotions out there than the logical reasoning.. after all politics cashed in all the agitation periods (split up in the decades and raised by political interests).


Cyborg Agent
I do think that more divisions are necessary for a better future for India. That would be easier to administer economically. But that should be based on demographics not on emotions and politics.
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